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Meaning of DETERGE

Pronunciation:  di'turj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body; "This drug is powerful enough to deterge"
 

DETERGE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: wipe away, wipe off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*terge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deterged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Deterging}.] [L. detergere, detersum; de + tergere to
rub or wipe off: cf. F. d['e]terger.]
To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from
the body, or from an ulcer.

 

 

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